We’re UK Agency Awards 2023 Finalists!

24 August 2023

That’s right… Wagada Digital has been shortlisted as Digital Agency of the Year (small business) for the UK Agency Awards 2023! Woohoo! Being recognised as finalists in such a prestigious event speaks volumes about the hard work, passion, and creativity that every single member of our team has poured into the great work we do for our clients.

These awards (just like our agency) certainly aren’t just about the results. We know we couldn’t have achieved this finalist spot without the team’s fantastic passion for digital marketing, underpinned by our values and company culture. 

Wagada Team all together in St Albans

A Glimpse into our Growth 

For our CEO Cheryl, and the rest of the team at Wagada Digital, this achievement is a bit of a “pinch me” moment. Starting in 2011, looking to create the sort of agency that she would have wanted to work with as an in-house marketer, Cheryl has come a long way since 1 laptop and 1 kitchen table! We’re now a growing team of 26 staff, with offices in both St Albans and Cheltenham. 

Our values: human, passionate, flexible and honest are front and centre of our growth and the milestones we’ve achieved as an agency – and we’re over the moon that this has been recognised by the award judges. 

The Prestigious UK Agency Awards

The UK Agency Awards are a BIG deal for agencies in the UK. The awards are a testament to the innovative spirit, craft, and the sheer tenacity that agencies across the country bring to the digital space. We like to think of them as the marketing equivalent of the Oscars… it’s equally glam!

In the awards’ own words: “The Agency Awards recognise and reward exceptional agencies, campaigns, and talent.” Launched in 2015, the awards recognise the best in the industry – from small businesses up to large enterprises. We’ve been shortlisted in one of the most competitive categories for small businesses, so we’re so excited that the team’s hard work and incredible client-results have been recognised.

How Did We Get There?

Bagging ourselves a finalist spot certainly wasn’t a walk in the park. We had to show – not just tell – the judges about the fantastic results we’ve delivered,  from the services we offer, and how we live by our values as an agency. Take a look at some of our favourite recent successes that helped us to achieve finalist status. 


The Wagada Digital team supported our fabulous client CAE with their rebrand and development of a brand new HubSpot website. For the 3 month period post-launch in July 2022, we achieved:

  • 142% increase in keywords on page 1 of Google
  • 50% increase in organic clicks to their website YoY. 
  • 65% increase in YoY Google Search impressions

Read more about how we achieved these great results for CAE


Creative Video Productions (CVP) are extremely well known in the world of photography and videography. They approached the team with the task of helping their in-house marketers to increase their overall online visibility and revenue. With a range of tactics, including SEO and paid social media, we achieved a 35% increase in YoY revenue.

Read more about how we helped CVP reach their goals

The above are just two great examples of how we deliver success to our clients. This is all through years of iterative testing and learning so we can see what really works!

A Glimpse Into Our Future

While we gear up for the UK Agency Awards ceremony, we’ve been working collaboratively as a team to make our Agency even better for both our staff and clients:

Pioneering Digital Solutions: We’re delving deeper into innovative techniques, striving for solutions that are both cutting-edge and creative. We’ll be looking more into how we can utilise AI within our day-to-day work.

Investment in Talent: Our focus remains on empowering our team, ensuring they’re at the pinnacle of digital expertise. As well as regular team training, we’re hiring more talented digital aficionados to strengthen our expertise and support our growth. 

Wagada - boardroom

Learn More About Our Award-Winning Services

We’re thankful not just for our incredible team at Wagada Digital, but also for our great clients and partners who’ve helped our agency become what it is today. 

To learn more about the work we do, please read our case studies or get in touch to speak to one of our digital experts.